Events to celebrate National Libraries Day and #LoveLibraries

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Cardiff University will be marking the day with a promotion of their Community Membership Scheme, celebrating the collaboration between HE and Public and NHS library sectors in Cardiff and South Wales. Full details of the range of our Community Memberships are outlined on the website: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/libraries/visiting/index.html

They will also be using social media in the week running up to National Libraries Day to promote these schemes which enable access to a wealth of print collections at Cardiff University Libraries. Potential members will be encouraged to visit their libraries on the 7th February to discuss which membership would best suit them. They can even join on the day!

Later in the month ( 11th-15th February) they will be holding a feedback event throughout site libraries entitled Loving Your Library? Each year this event is held to gather feedback on specific services and this February they are asking users to tell them what they love about their library service as well as what they’d like them to improve! The insights gained from the event will be used to shape and prioritise service developments as part of the Customer Service Excellence programme.

UWTSD are celebrating by offering a Library: Late Books Amnesty. On the 5th, 6th and 7th of February, there will be a special drop box available in the Library  to return any late books. Anything left in the box will not be fined.

At the RWCMD,  they are celebrating National Libraries Day using the CyMAL #Love Libraries campaign theme displays and asking staff and students to tell them what they love about the library and encouraging comments. Library staff are also contributing a brief example of an item we love in the collection, as a way to promote the Library and introduce newer members of staff to our users.

Bangor University held a very successful Santes Dwynwen event on Monday 26th January to tie in with the launch of #Love Your Library. Lectures were given by Dr. Ceridwn Lloyd-Morgan IMEMS, Graham Williams Natural Resources Wales and Professor Oliver Turnbull. It was a very successful evening which also launched a poster competition for students.

At Cardiff Metropolitan University library staff will be running a number of themed events and tweets on Friday to help support and celebrate National Libraries Day 2015, to include a storytelling event in conjunction with the Cardiff School of Education, nominations and prize giveaways for #favouritebooks and #favouritethings about libraries. All supported by staff involvement, tea and Welsh cakes.

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